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Jaguares's elaborated logo.
|Origin||Mexico City, Mexico|
Rock en español
|Website||Official Site Of Jaguares|
César "Vampiro" López
|Past members||Sabo Romo, Federico Fong, Chucho Merchán, José Manuel Aguilera, Jarris Margalli, Leonardo Muñoz Corona, Luis Conte.|
Jaguares is a Mexican alternative rock band formed by former Caifanes lead singer Saúl Hernández, ex-Caifan Alfonso André (drums), and two long-time friends Federico Fong (bass guitar) and José Manuel Aguilera (lead guitar).
Jaguares got their name from one of vocalist Saúl Hernández's dreams, in which he was singing in a jaguar's mouth.
Soon after the release of their hit first album, El Equilibrio de los Jaguares, Aguilera dropped out of the band and Fong took a break from the band, as well. Aguilera was replaced by César López Garcia, most famously known as "El Vampiro", who had previously been invited to play in Caifanes' beginnings in the late 1980s. Garcia was also the previous two-time member of Azul Violeta and Maná from 1991-1994. Sabo Romo, the ex-bassist of Caifanes, was invited to join Jaguares and he accepted. Jarris Margalli also joined on keyboards and samplers. After the release of their second album, Romo took a break from the band and Margalli was released from the band, leaving three as the faces of Jaguares. In 2007, ex-Caifan Diego Herrera was featured alongside the band for the promotion of the album .
In 2007, Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur was released. It is a compilation album of various artists covering songs of John Lennon to benefit Amnesty International's campaign to alleviate the crisis in Darfur. In it Jaguares cover the protest song "Gimme Some Truth" from Lennon's 1971 album Imagine. In 2008 the group released the album titled "45", 45 represents the 45 million Mexicans living in poverty.
- Saúl Hernández (since 1996; singer and secondary guitar)
- Alfonso André (since 1996, drums; percussion, and secondary singer)
- César "Vampiro" López (since 1999; lead guitar)
- Diego Herrera (since 2007 keyboards; synthesizer, and sax)
- Marco Rentería (since 2005; bass)
- Federico Fong (1996–1998, 2003–2005; bass)
- Sabo Romo (1999–2000; bass, guitar, and chorus)
- Chucho Merchán (2000–2003; bass)
- José Manuel Aguilera (1996–1998; guitar)
- Jarris Margalli (1999–2000; guitar)
- Leonardo Muñoz Corona (1996–1998, 2001–2007; percussion)
- Luis Conte (2000; percussion)
Stuart Hamm (bass)
- El Equilibrio de los Jaguares (1996)
- Bajo el Azul de Tu Misterio (1999) double CD, live and studio
- Cuando la Sangre Galopa (2001)
- El Primer Instinto (2002)
- Crónicas de un Laberinto (2005)
- 45 (2008)
- Ben-Yehuda, Ayala (September 27, 2008). "Music Happening Now: Back to Basics.Billboard - The International Newsweekly of Music, Video and Home Entertainment120.39: 48".
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